There is nothing good about cancer. It’s cruel and it kills people. 2014 was a little bit shit. I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. But I’m still here, and for the most part still smiling. Along the way (it wasn’t “a journey” because I barely went anywhere and nobody sold me a ticket) I realised that amongst all the horrible things that were thrown at me – some rather special things happened. So I started to make a list. I suspect that with time I could come up with 99 great things about cancer..okay I’ve written down about 30 but that’s not bad going. As I wrote my diary entries during treatment I wasn’t sure I would want to share them…so I have posted these after the fact. It’s easier to laugh knowing I’ve survived. I realise that I’ve been lucky, some of the people I’ve met along the way haven’t been. This blog is also intended to be a celebration of some of the things those people taught me. Don’t look if you are easily offended – in recording my thoughts it has never been my intention to upset or offend.There may not be anything great about cancer, but I have met people living with cancer and beyond and I learnt some great things from them. I’m still learning.
Since going public with my blog, being honest about the longer terms impact of treatment and its effects on my body confidence, I have also started contributing to The Huffington Post. To read my articles CLICK HERE.
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I like your transparency about your cancer journey. Cancer sucks so why sugarcoat it. But good can come from it if we are open to surprises and letting go of our expectations. So glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery and posting after the fact!